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Windows 7: No permission to remove a folder on MY COMPUTER?

03 Jan 2017   #11
Sponge

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I really need to use the Discord application so this is a rather annoying. :/


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03 Jan 2017   #12
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

I hope I am not butting in, but in your first post the screen shot shows Discord as 0 bytes, so that indicates that the program has been uninstalled & that folder is a remnant that remained.

If you need to use the Discord application you can download a new copy from their website.

Discord - Downloads
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03 Jan 2017   #13
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

If that file remains it could cause problems with a reinstall of the Discord app but you could try reinstalling it as suggested.

A couple of other things to try:

Boot into safe mode and delete it.

Or try an Elevated Command Prompt:
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Use this command:

DEL /F /S /Q /A "%LocalAppData%\Discord"

Include the spaces.


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04 Jan 2017   #14
Sponge

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Managed to remove the folder, thanks for your help.

I did some more in-depth research and found out if I run the following text as a batch file as administrator it would give me access to the folder and allow me to delete it. Leaving it here in case anyone has the same issue as me.

Code:
SET DIRECTORY_NAME="C:\Locked Directory"
TAKEOWN /f %DIRECTORY_NAME% /r /d y
ICACLS %DIRECTORY_NAME% /grant administrators:F /t
PAUSE
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17 May 2017   #15
Quantuminium

Windows 10 Home x64
 
 

I had this exact same problem with the Discord folder. Someone help, please!
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